I was able to finish up to frame 42 of 50 (and completed most of frame 43) this week (12 3/4 frames since last Friday). This is actually great progress, considering what a rollercoaster of a week it's been.
You may have read about last weeks hard drive failure. That has been corrected, with a new, external hard drive for backing up my files; plus, the erasure and reformat of the failed drive and copying of files back to it. Add to that, I've had some delays due to more "real life" work getting in the way.
AND... for the past week, I've been dealing with a stomach-clenching, acute gastritis. While it's luckily now going away, let's just say the after-eating stomach pain was quite uncomfortable. Eating lighter, a visit to the doctor, and some meds, are getting me back on track. (Ugh.)
Well, because of all of the above, I am not sure if I will be able to complete the issue and release next Friday, as I had hoped. I still have 8 pages to go, drawing and coloring the cover poster, proofreading and correcting, finalizing the PDF, programming the website and creating the required graphics, as well as setting up the ecommerce store.
For now, I would say, instead, to look for Episode X's release early the following week (Jan 21-25).